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Ground Beef Enchiladas

These Easy Beef Enchiladas are made with a flavorful ground beef, green chiles, and black bean filling, piled high with cheese, and all smothered in a mouthwatering homemade enchilada sauce then baked to gooey cheesy perfection!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: homemade enchiladas
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1118kcal


  • 1 - 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles drained
  • 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained thoroughly
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro divided
  • 8 flour tortillas burrito sized
  • 3 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese
  • 1 batch homemade red enchilada sauce or a 19 - 20oz can of store-bought sauce
  • additional cilantro for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish and set aside.
  • Add oil to a large skillet and heat over MED HIGH heat.  Add beef and cook for about 3-4 minutes, crumbling as it cooks.
  • Add onion, garlic and green chiles, stir, and cook another 3-4 minutes, until onions are soft and beef is cooked through.
  • Drain in a colander and return to skillet.  Stir in black beans, half of the cilantro, and about 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce.
  • To prepare the enchiladas, spread a tablespoon or two of the enchilada sauce over a tortilla, then add about 1/8th of the beef mixture down the center.  Top with roughly 1/4-1/3 cup of cheese.
  • Roll up tortilla and add to prepared baking dish.  Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Spread any remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas and sprinkle top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 20-23 minutes, until hot and bubbly and cheese is completely melted.
  • Sprinkle top with chopped cilantro. Serve garnished with a little sour cream, cilantro, pico de gallo, diced avocado, etc.



  1. Calorie count is assuming a serving size of 2 enchiladas per serving.
  2. Please see the body of the post under the headings "making beef enchiladas ahead of time" and "freezing" for detailed information about making this recipe ahead.


Calories: 1118kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 2990mg | Potassium: 1158mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2822IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 719mg | Iron: 9mg